Counselling Skills Course - Distance Education course

By: ACS Distance Education  23/06/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

The course is divided into eight lessons as follows: 1. Learning specific skills: What is Counselling Perceptions of Counselling Differences between Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists Counselling Theories Empathy Transference Directiveness, non directiveness Behavioural Therapies Systematic Desensitisation Positive Reinforcement and Extinction Goals of Psychoanalytical Approach Defence Mechanisms (Repression, Displacement, Rationalisation, Projection, Reaction Formulation, Intellectualisation, Denial, Sublimation) Use of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Psychoanalytic Techniques Analytic Framework Free Associations Interpretation Dream Analysis Resistance & Transference Humanistic Therapy Evaluating the Effectiveness of Therapies and Counsellors Case Studies Methods of Learning Micro Skills Triads Modelling Online and Telephone Counselling Telemental Health Clinical Considerations 2. Listening & bonding: Scope of Listening and Bonding Meeting and greeting Creating a Safe Environment Location Time and Duration of Sessions Privacy in Telephone and online counselling Showing warmth on the phone The contract Helping the client relax Listening with intent Minimal Responses Non Verbal Behaviour Use of Voice Use of Silence Case Studies Active Listening Dealing with Silent Phone Calls 3. Reflection: Non Directive Counselling Paraphrasing Feelings Reflection of Feeling Client Responses to Reflection of Feelings Reflection of Content and Feeling Case Studies 4. Questioning: Open & Closed Questions Other types of Questions (Linear, Information seeking, Strategic, Reflective, Clarification, etc) Questions to Avoid Goals of Questioning Identification Assessment Intervention Case Studies 5. Interview techniques: Summarising Application Confrontation Reframing Case Studies Perspective Summary 6. Changing beliefs and normalising: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Changing Self-Destructive Beliefs Irrational Beliefs Normalising Case Studies Designing a Questionnaire 7. Finding solutions: Moving Forward Choices (Reviewing, Creating, Making choices) Facilitating Actions Gestalt Awareness Circle Psychological Blocks Case Study 8. Ending the counselling: Terminating the session Closure Further Meetings Dependency Confronting Dependency Chronic Callers Terminating Silent Phone Calls Silent Endings Case Study Other Services Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Psychology/COUNSELLING-SKILLS-l-BPS109-475.aspx

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